Arsenal's Leandro Trossard helps Belgium ignite Euro 2024 challenge

Trossard makes substitute appearance during Belgium's 2-0 win over Romania in Cologne

Arsenal's Leandro Trossard helps Belgium ignite Euro 2024 challenge

Leandro Trossard prepares to come on for Belgium during their 2-0 victory over Romania in Cologne on Saturday evening. CREDIT: @laythy29

Arsenal attacker Leandro Trossard helped Belgium to ignite their Euro 2024 challenge in Cologne on Saturday evening.

At a raucous Cologne Stadium, the Gunners forward came on in the 56th minute of Belgium’s 2-0 win over Romania at Euro 2024 to win his 36th cap.

Following on from Monday’s surprise 1-0 defeat to Slovakia, Belgium got off to the perfect start against Romania with

Former Arsenal target Youri Tielemans opening the scoring after only 73 seconds to make it 1-0 in a match that Domenico Tedesco's side dominated. 

Following Trossard's second-half introduction, Belgium thought they’d gone 2-0 up when Kevin De Bruyne put Romelu Lukaku through on goal with a superb pass, before the former Chelsea striker slotted home.

However, VAR ruled Lukaku offside and the goal was disallowed - the third strike of his that has been ruled out this tournament so far. 

The outstanding De Bruyne eventually made it 2-0 on 79 minutes to seal victory. 


The result means there is all to play for in Group E going into the final group game, with all four teams level on three points.

Ukraine had beaten Slovakia 2-1 on Friday with the help of an Oleksandr Zinchenko assist.

Trossard and Zinchenko go head-to-head at 5pm BST on Wednesday, June 26 in a potentially decisive fixture ahead of the knockout stages.

Layth is reporting on the European Championships in Germany for the Morning Star newspaper. Read his Euro 2024 Daily Diary on Substack by clicking the link here or clicking into the tweet below


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